PK Halder’s ‘female friend’ Abantika lands in jail...

Dhaka, Friday   26 February 2021

PK Halder’s ‘female friend’ Abantika lands in jail

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:44 PM, 27 January 2021  

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The court today has ordered Abantika Baral, a ‘female friend’ of Proshanta Kumar  (PK) Halder, a former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited, to send jail in a case filed by the ACC alleging acquisition of non-known assets and money laundering.  

The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after a hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier, Avantika Baral was produced in the court after a three-day remand. The deputy director of the ACC, Md. Salahuddin, who is also the investigating officer of the case, was appealed for detaining Abantika Baral in jail for the proper investigation. The court then ordered her sent to jail. 

On January 13, ACC deputy director Salahuddin and his team arrested Abantika Baral from a flat in Dhanmondi and brought her to the ACC office. After appealing to the court for remand, the court granted a three-day remand to her. 

Abantika is accused of colluding with PK Halder to acquire non-profit assets and money laundering through various illegal businesses and illegal activities.